Ms. Szwed

Fun Fact:
The average person on earth is a 28-year old right-handed Han Chinese male.  There are 9 million people on earth who fit that description, more than any other.

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Meet the Teacher!
Welcome! I received a B.A. from the University of Illinois, and M.A.T. from National Louis University.  Prior to teaching, I worked in the fields of events planning, public relations, and television production.  I have three teenage boys (!)   My eldest son is a sophmore at Illinois Wesleyan University, and my younger two are high school students.   I'm excited to work with your children this year, and hope to ignite their passion for learning!




ACE Math:

This year we will be utilizing a new math series entitled Go Math.  As in the past, we will continue to work one grade level+ within the math curriculum.

There's lots happening in ACE ELA this year!  We will be continuing with our reading series, Reading Streets as well as our exploration of a variety novels through out the year.  Students will soon begin an extended "autobiography" project in which they document their life from pre-birth (as relayed to them by you), until present day.  The project also calls for them to explore their ancestry, so get ready for many questions from your children in regards to their heritage.
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At Home
For a list of at home activities, and interesting websites related to gifted education, click on the "At Home" document within the "Useful Links" section to the left.

Away from Home
Discover some of the exciting family activities happening in the city and suburbs by simply clicking the "Away from Home" document within the "Useful Links" section to the left.